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>> welcome to the news hour. we have coming up in the next 60 minutes. election results are in for tunisia. beji caid essebsi is declared the winner. the government is set to kill dozens with terror-linked charges.
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some say that the government is not doing enough in afghanistan to keep the taliban out of their town, forcing them to confront the fighters. >> a tough story. beji caid essebsi has won the tunisian election. he has won the run-off vote with nearly 60% of the vote. essebsi is the first fole freely elected president since independence from france. they have declared essebsi as the winner. are we likely to see his rival, marzouki to challenge the results? >> reporter: it's not likely that he'll challenge the results because the gap is so big.
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it is around 10% difference. however, marzouki did try to hang on to the elections. we heard from him last night essentially rejecting the pre- premature declaration of victory. now that the results have been announced, even though there is the ability to contest them, it is unlikely that that will take place. >> fighting has taken place in the south. is this violence in any way related to the polls? >> reporter: even though it is very limited it is important to note that it is not widespread violence that has broken out. of course, the country in one city in the south of the country. marzouki has a good support base
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in the south. and they were angel that essebsi came out and announced himself victor last night. thankfully there has not been wide-spread violence throughout the country. they are saying this is a celebratin even though at firsthand they felt they did win. this is a celebration. it is important to note that this is not only the first time that tunisians have freely elected a president, but this is the first time in the arab world that there has been a peaceful transition from one president to another through election. that has not occurred in the arab world. just as tunisia set the role model with the arab spring, they hope to do that with this
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election. >> you've been covering the story in tunisia for quite some time. what "y" do you think that democracy has worked in t tunisia. this transition were dictatorship to elected president, this has not happened before the arab spring. >> reporter: one thing that people point to the most is the fact that the army, the military is different than egypt or syria, where in egypt they created the coup d'etat. the difference between the different groups, particularly between the islamists who have a lot of support and liberal who is have a strong support base they were able to find a middle ground in order to settle those scores. they did so using intermediar intermediaries. whether it was using trade
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unions as an intermediaries orem powering the government with the prime minister and so forth. when there was tension on the streets, unlike the muslim brotherhood in egypt, sticking to its ground decided to give those concessions and form a new government that was independent. when you look at those different aspects, the lack of military involvement, the ability to come to concessions, and also very significantly there was not that much outside interference because tunisia is not as politically important as egypt, it is a transition that has been much smoother than other countries. >> thank you. pakistan's government and army are fighting the taliban on two fronts. on the battlefield and in the gallos. at least 55 inmates on death row
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for terrorist activities, and they will most likely be hanged in the coming days. after a defect toe ban on executions was lifted by prime minister sharif. this comes after an taliban attack on a school that left 148 dead, mostly children. we know that there are 55 inmates on death row who will face the gallos. is this the total number facing execution, or are we expecting more? >> reporter: there are 880 people on death row. those 55 people that you're talking about had clemency with the president. but after the moratorium of executions was lifted after the
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attacks in peshawar, the government is likely to hang those prisoners. today they put in a petition in favor of one of those people convicted saying there was no charge, and there was lack of evidence. the court decided to stay the executions. however, across the country, the jails are preparing gallos because of the moratoriumer the executions had been stopped, therefore the government will revamp the gallos in major jails across the country. so the expectation was that those executions will go ahead. >> now, kamal, just separately a former taliban spokesman is threatening violence against leaders against this campaign. what more can you tell us about
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this? >> reporter: well, this particular campaign was launched by civil society here in islamabad. the movement is called reclaim your mosques, and it was directed towards a senior cleric of the red mark. his brother was killed in a military operation when there was a stand off at that mosque. his brother was a senior cleric at that mosque. protesters are saying this is a man who has refused to condemn the barbaric attack in peshawar and now, in fact, is threatening them. so the police have registered cases against the civil society members as well as the cleric. the situation is quite tense. of course, civil society protesters say they'll keep the momentum because they want the people to reclaim their mosque and insure that their mosque does not support terror.
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they warned the organizers of this protest, and they would be responsible for the consequences. so a threat against the protesters. >> very complex situation. kamal, thank you very much. kamal hyder speaking to us from islamabad. let's go to a campaigner in pakistan for amnesty international. she joins us via skype from london. i want to talk about these executions. prime minister sharif has been pressured to agains act against the violence in his country. do you think executing convicts will deter the attacks? >> reporter: understandably pakistan is gripped by fear and
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anger, by the death penalty is not the solution to pakistan's militancy problem. it will only perpetuate the cycle of violence, and it is no deterrent to other crimes in the country. >> that being the case, maya, you can understand the pressure that sharif is under. you can understand the outpouring of grief and anger towards those who committed the act. what then would you suggest be the alternative to trying to stop this continued violence against the society in pakistan? >> reporter: i'll get to that, but can could i derive a few points why amnesty international is so worried about the recent move to execute people? currently there are 8,000 people on death row in pakistan, and rumors that up to 500 people will be executed as a result in
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response to recent attacks. the shear numbers are alarming. the pakistani laws are deeply unfair. for example, the use of torture is used i as evidence in court. take for example a 14-year-old who was convicted in a botched kidnapping attempt. his lawyers claim there is only one piece of evidence convicting him, a statement extracted t from him after nine days of savage beating and torture. >> we do know that there is no system that is perfect. there are mistakes that are made. we understand, but surely explain to us, then, what would you suggest? what would then amnesty international suggest in terms of trying to deter these acts of terror, of violence against a
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society in pakistan? >> reporter: well, clearly the government has a duty to protect it's citizens from terrorist attacks like the eternal attac terrible attack on peshawar, the school in peshawar last week. the government has passed a legislation that give security forces sweeping powers to commit violations with impunity. these have removed many of the safeguards guaranteeing fundamental rights. there are numerous in custody as a result, an the state must adhere to higher standards than the group that if criticizes.
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we would say to the government, please, abide by human rights in response to fighting terrorism in your country. if i might, yes, as i mentioned before no justice system is infallible. so our concern is heightened by the fact that innocent people will be killed. we would call in the government to reinstate an official moratorium in the country. once somebody is executed there is no going back. you can't reboot the justice system like you can a computer. >> maya, we're going to have to leave it there. thank you so much for joining us on the show. maya pastakia with amnesty international. in afghanistan hundreds of
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fighters launched an attack in the northeast province. and police are struggling to maintain security. jennifer glasse reports. >> reporter: the people in kunar province said that hundreds of fight verse infiltrated the area. they have had no choice but to fight for themselves. >> it is the door to afghanistan. if the door is unlocked anyone can get in. >> reporter: afghan security forces have failed to drive the taliban out of the area. women and children are trapped in some villages. people are impatient with the government. >> if they aren't going to help us, then we will meet the taliban and make a deal with them. then the taliban will control this area. >> reporter: about 300 kilometers away in gazni province the police are building check points on a highway that
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links kabul to kandahar. >> the security situation is very bad here. there are lots of taliban. they come from other districts, they come from other areas and cause a lot of damage. >> reporter: despite the police presence the people are worried. whole rose of shops are abandoned. roadside bombs are a frequent threat along the highway. the nato withdraw is almost complete. afghans are hoping to learn enough from this year's battle to stand up to the tal taliban. >> at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack at a bus station. anwe're live now from abuja.
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what more can you tell us about these attacks that have just occurred? >> reporter: basically bus stations have been attacked three times in the last two or three months by suspected boko haram fighters, and this latest attack shows that, like you said, 20 people have been confirmed dead. the figure may rise as we go on. more--many more have been injured in the attack. actually, according to security forces and rescue workers, a bus station has exploded. there was an attack in yorba state. yesterday's attack was sort of a surprise attack although not too
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many of the residents were downtown. the attackers came in on a convoy of 15 vehicles. they deployed to strategic locations in the town including government buildings, security outposts. the prison in the town. then they started firing their guns and devices in the town. so they left the town and so far security is being tried, security forces are being mobilized to go around. >> and as you just said the security has been stepped up. what has been the government's reaction to these latest attacks?
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>> well, the latest response to the attacks is that it's doing everything possible to see that lives and property will be secured. but clearly the efforts of the government is not enough to stop boko haram, and like previous occasions boko haram has been attacking different locations. the attack in yorba state last night, if they're trying to stretch the military, they're doing a good job of it. so the government is saying it's doing everything it can to bring the situation under control, but clearly boko haram is attacking at will especially in areas in
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northeast. >> thank you for joining us. still more to come on this news hour including. >> i want to stay here. i don't like it outside. >> we go underground in romania to meet homeless people living in the sewers. and after $15 billion investment, more on airbus passenger plane. and italy's football titles will be decided in qatar. we have more coming up later in the program. >> news out of iraq. battles are now under way with fighters from the islami islamic state in iraq and the levant. let's get more now from erbil.
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bring us up-to-date on the latest on the fighting. >> reporter: the reports we're getting is that fighting is going on in the middle of the town where isil fighters are reported to show resistence against peshmerga forces, who earlier in the week had broken a siege that isil fighters had laid on mount sinjar. the kurdish fighters are supported by ethnic yazidi fighters, and we can confirm now that kurdish guerrillas from syria have joined the fight on the border of syria and iraq. heavy fighting still going on. jet fighters are cutting out
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airstrikes on positions of isil. >> what does this mean in the bigger picture in the fight for sinjar? >> well, it's a strategic town. it's very important, first of all, to the kurdish forces because taking sinjar will bring back most of the territory they lost to the isil forces in august, and it's also very close to the highway that links syria to mosul, an important state. they said they would be able to cut the highway, which is a very tr vital supply line for isil forces. it's also--the fighting over the town of isil has given some relief to tens of thousands of
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yazidi, families who have been displaced from their homes, others who have south refuge on top of the mountain, and who have had massacre committed th against them by isil fighters. they have hope on the sinjar mountain that they will be able to go home sooner than later. >> russian foreign minister has met with chief palestinian negotiators in moscow. it comes after a palestinian draft resolution was formally summited it the u.n. last week. >> we're deeply concerned with this situation in the peace process between palestine and israel. we fully understand and support the legal aspirations of the palestinian people to finely
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find statehood. we know how it develops in the united nations particularly in the security council. >> thank you for your support by efforts to solve the palestinian issue. >> in other news a cold front has brought the indian capitol to a standstill. thick fog has forced several flights to be canceled and delayed trains. the city has recorded its coldest temperatures in five years on monday. no. france airbus has handed over its first a 350 passenger jet. airbus invested $15 billion to develop the plane. >> it's a historic day, what they're calling the last brand new generation plane for another
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decade. it's the airbus a 350. why do we care? it's taking airbus in to the realm of carbon competence. this plane is made of 53 percent carbon, it's fuel efficient, and will make a savings of 25%, which is more important when oil prices were up around the $100-barrel market. but still any savings will be appreciated. this has been delayed by a week. qatar airways was not happy with the plane. here we are now just before christmas, and this plane, to make its journey to doha on tuesday. >> romania has made significant progress to house it's homeless people. but in the tunnels and sewers below the capitol bucharest there are people who stay
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stubbornly beyond society's reach. paul brennan went underground to meet such group and their leader. a warning that some may find the images in this report disturbing. >> reporter: from afar it looks like just another manhole cover, but this is a door to a parallel society, a world beyond the reach of the police or authorities. and it is right beneath the feet of commuters in the european capitol. the first sense of a claustrophobic steving heat and pungent nauseating smell. then you see the syringes and needles everywhere. presiding over all of this is bruce lee, the so-called king of the sewers. >> i want to stay here. i don't like it outside. i feels a fixated between four walls. here it's different. here is my life. for me all is lost. i don't have any dreams or
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hopes. but they do. i work for them to have a better life. >> reporter: bruce lee connected lights from electricity stolen from the main supply. he brings in other eye items scavenged from above ground. many here are hiv positive, tb and hepatitis. there are lice and there are fleas. >> you get used to the heat and pungent smell down here. but what you don't get used to is the continuous injecting of drugs all along these sewers. there are sharp needles on the floor and most surprising of all is that these people choose to stay here. >> orlando, who has been living in the sewers for two or three years. he isn't sure exactly. he shows me his leg, the raw open sore the size of the adult hand where the drugs have ravaged his skin. he told me he would like to go home, but he can't turn himself
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away from the sewers. the head of social services insist there are barely 40 people in bruce lee's tunnel, and they're supported by outreach workers, needle exchange programs and food parcels. they are not, she insists, abandoned by the state. >> as a member of the european union we values very much the human rights perspective. we cannot force a person to come in to social services if that person doesn't want to. >> reporter: there are decent homeless shelters like this one north of the city center, and they do have beds available. but they also have rules::: no alcohol, no drugs, no violence. >> in the tunnels there are no rules. that's why they don't want to come here. they won't get the same freedom
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here. >> bruce lee says he would like to see some make new lives above ground but for many the surface world will never be more attractive than the oblivion of the drugs. al jazeera, bucharest. >> still ahead, human rights watch says hundreds of muslims are trapped in central african republic. find out why senegal is building a new airport terminal to fight ebola's outbreak. and lebron james hoops more misery on a visiting team. details coming up with jo. ♪
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the presidential election. in nigeria 20 people were killed in a bomb attack at a bus station. pakistan plans to execute 55 people in the comings days four men from executed on sunday. it follows a school massacre in peshawar last week. people there are still coming to terms to the killing of 148 people, most of them children. we have reports from peshawar in most western pakistan. >> reporter: located just 60 kilometers away from the afghan border, peshawar is in the middle of the war-torn
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tribal belt home to illegal smugglers, and people of peshawar say they're paying the price. >> reporter: because of these terrorists people are not able to work freely as they're afraid to be killed or abducted for ransom. they're trying to shift their businesses from here to safer parts of the country. that's why there are less jobs and more poverty. >> this man has seven children, and he's unemployed. he's inviting neighbors to celebrate his brother's wedding. but the mood is grim evidence of poverty is everywhere. and there is not much to do even if you have money. the areas have been converted into bazaar. and the parks are not safe. in many ways peshawar are as conservative as any controlled areas. school is one of the few ways out. that is why people are so angry
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about the taliban attack. >> reporter: these terrorists have guns in their hands, and they want to impose their agenda on us. they want to snatch the pens from our children and give them weapons. but they will not succeed. >> for a moment the taliban appear to be getting their way. many schools will be closed for weeks. some school graduates say they plan to leave pakistan forever, but there are signs of growing resistence to fighters and their aims. >> reporter: as you can see behind me the walls of the peshawar public schools are raised higher. they say this is an act of defiance against the objectives of the taliban. despite the set back there is still hope that one day peace will prevail over war in this land. >> the indian parliament has
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been shut down over a heated debate over affiliate conversions. they have been on a campaign to convert india's christians and muslims to hinduisms. they call these events to home comings because their ancestors were once hindu. they say prime minister narendra modi needs to take a stand on the issue. >> today there are only 1 billion hindus in the country. just 82% of the total population. we won't let that percentage fall to 42%. we won't rest until we turn that 82% to 100%. >> ten years ago the indian ocean tsunami savaged india's southeast. and a large part of the coast line was destroyed.
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but as we reports the tragedy has inspired women in one community to fight for theirs rights. sitting where her home once stood, she remembers the moment the sea swallowed her beach side village. as the scale of the destruction caused by the indian ocean tsunami, help began to arrive but not everyone was taken care of. >> men were given preferential treatment by the government and aid agencies. women struggled with everything from medical support to counseling. in my community women shouldered the responsibilities of the home. but back then no one helped them. >> she decided to take control. helping many of these women to get the support they needed to rebuild their lives. what started as a call for unity during a disaster turned into the national coastal women's unit with 10,000 members.
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in 2004 she began to help the women in her village to deal with the trauma that the tsunami has caused. but ten years on, she has gone on to address problems that she said have long been a source of shame. once women recovered from the tsunami they were emboldened to attack other problems like alcoholism and domestic violence. this 32-year-old mother of three turned to her for support. >> i told her i could not handle my husband torturing me any more, and that i wanted to separate from him. they protected me and helped me find a new home. i live now peacefully with my children free from violence. >> she has worked with thousands of women like her. and while many people in this conservative male-dominated society admit that domestic violence is a problem, most say it's not surprising. >> everyone here is poor and
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uneducated. men are frustrated and dumping a lot. that's why there are so many family problems. if our children don't get a good education these problems will continue. >> reporter: these waters have been both a blessing and a curse. she says they have taken away so much, but they've given her a chance to make a lasting difference. al jazeera. >> anan unlicensed doctor has been charged in a mass hiv infection in the country's far west. more than 100 people are believed to be infected with the virus. a 55-year-old self-styled doctor has admitted to reusing needles when treating his patients. the united nations has released new figures on the number of people killed by the ebola virus. the "world health organization" said that more than 7,000 people have now died since the outbreak in march. now the total number of people
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infected has reached 19,000. the vast majority of infections and deaths have occurred in three west african countries. liberia, sierra leone, and guinea. senegal had previously closed it's borders with guinea with the outbreaks through, now it has allowed the united nations to use the countried a a base to supply aid to affected states. >> reporter: going to the front line of the ebola crisis, doctors, nurses, and engineers are all getting ready to board a special u.n. flight. it will take them where the viruses killed the most. they'll spend the next month without any physical contact constantly checking his health. iwe have to protect ourselves
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and protect others. >> reporter: more than 7,000 people have died of ebola, and the virus continues to spread, traveling to treat the sick is dangerous and difficult. the effected flights are restricted. >> we have told senegalese authorities we will not transport passengers with the virus. >> reporter: it took months before they would allow passengers and cargo to be flown in and out. one of the request from the senegalese government is to build a new airport terminal made specifically for the ebola response. this is something that the united nations had never done before until now. it's called terminal h for humanitarian. this is where passengers, goods and materials for building
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hospitals will transit. construction is expected to fend latend in late january. >> we're able to multiply our ability to respond to the crisis. we now have cargo support from the french, germans and americans. >> reporter: the u.s u.n. say they suffer from a shortage of help. many are infected with the virus. many are medical and aid workers. confronting ebola is a dangerous job. not enough are willing to risk their lives to save others. >> the united nations have told al jazeera that it is helping muslims in central african republic to survive. the u.n. was respond to go a report from human rights watch that says hundreds of muslims are trapped in enclaves and living in desperate conditions. there are also reports that u.n.
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peace keepers are preventing them from flocking abroad. >> reporter: they risk death if they try to leave, and death if they stay. a humans rights watch report says 1750 muslims in central african republic are dying in displacement camps. this girl, who is 14, watched her uncle and father get killed by a christian militia. >> they slit my father's throat, first they cut his foot with the machete, then they slit his throat. >> reporter: since february 42 people, many of them children, have died from malnutrition and other diseases according to human rights watch. twice a week u.n. peace keepers escort a convoy of commercial trucks to neighboring cameroon, but they won't offer the same protection to people who have been displaced. the muslim-led transitional government said it wants to prevent ethnic cleansing. >> no one wants to see more
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muslims leave the central african public. these people are from this country and they have a right to stay. we don't want to see that either. however, they have the right to decide what they want to do. >> reporter: if they try to leave the country on their own the displaced muslims worry that they will be slaughtered by a christian militia. they acknowledge that the conditions in the camps are horrible, and says people are free to leave. >> i agree with you tha. >> reporter: this girl says she wants to follow the rest of her family to cameroon. >> i'm only thinking about one thing. even if you gave me a lot of money to stay i wouldn't stay.
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>> reporter: staying in these displacement camps or making the dangerous trek across the border, either way it's a choice that comes with the risk of dying. natasha ganane, al jazeera. >> coming up in sports, bringing the house down. jo will tell you what is happening at this football stadium.
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>> nicaragua's canal will soon be finished. families who live in the way of the development will be forced from their homes. we have reports now from the capitol m ma nagua. >> reporter: she is afraid she'll lose 150 heck tears of land. >> lucia, a lawyer, said she will do everything she can to protect her property. like her, all the villagers are worried they will be evicted. >> reporter: they have not told us how much they will send us. how much will be paid is up in
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the air. we don't have anyone to look out for us. >> reporter: the canal will cross the great lake and affect nearly 300 communities. activists are going from one community to the next organizing people to take action thousands of nicaraguaens have been posting for months. they say that the project has been negotiated in secret. >> it's a project that will help only millionaires. it will destroy an important part of our territory and heritage. >> i think a project on this scale should have taken in to account the views of the people. >> reporter: opposition to the canal has been growing more as people learn about it. but many believe it should go
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ahead because it will create jobs. but even those who support the project have questions. >> it could be a great investment for a short time that would bring benefits. i was enthusiastic, but now i'm worried about how the project is being managed. >> reporter: from her home lucia can see the government's termination to go ahead. a patrol is stationed nearby to prevent people from causing destruction, but lucia said that this will not deter her from her fight. >> let's get the sports news now. >> thank you. the first competitive european football match to be played in the middle east will be held in the capitol of doha in under two hour's time. it is certainly not the first
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time this fixture has been held abroad. beijing has hosted the match three times since 2009. back in 1993 washington hosted ac milan. >> well, richard parr is at doha at the stadium where monday's match is taking place. richard, the real question is why qatar for the super copper. >> reporter: jo, we're 90 minutes away from a game that should have been played four months ago. they had asked for the game to be postponed back in august because they had the game in the
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champions league qualify. it's a match that they ultimately lost, but this works out beneficial for both qatar and italy. qatar said we'll host it in december for you. it gives them a chance to showcase some of the world's best players. juventus with carlos tevez and giorgio kirilini. and there are really big names and it's a chance for qatar to say, look, we can have these players on this pitch in our country just like we'll have in seven year's time for the world cup. for italy it's a chance to be in another market. spain don't play any matches abroad. england don't play matches abroad. and it's a chance for italy to get a few more fans. wherever where i go in do ma you see fans wearing barcelona or real madrid top.
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>> this is much warmer in doha than it is in italy, are players happy to be playing the match in qatar? >> reporter: well, you're right, it's a much better temperature than it would be in italy and the harsh winds there. that's why qatar said that they can do it. it's not the extreme heat that they're used to, which can reach up to 50 degrees. it's more 20-22 degrees, perfect football weather. they're making the right noises. it's great facilities, great weather, they're being treated very well. there is only one point, the napoli coach said that they prefer to be playing in front of their home fans so they can bring--so they can win the match in front of their home offense in italy. most of the fans here like football but they're not all quite juventus or napoli supporters.
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>> these two teams will be spending a short time in doha, but they're not the only teams spending their winter break there. >> reporter: no, a lot of teams wanted to come to qatar for the reasons i told you, the weather, the excellent facilities, so we've got teams coming in again like schalke and bayern munich. they've looked at how manchester united, real madrid have come before, enjoyed their time, and they're looking for the benefits. >> there is rich looking an ahead for us for the super coppa match taking place in the next 90 minutes. english premiere league leaders chelsea can put three points between themselves and manchester city as they look to pull on top of the table. they'll play over an 11-day period and coach jose mourinho
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is looking forward to winning four matches in a row. >> if you do a few quadruples in the season, winning four matches in a row we have chances to win the competitions. but i can't think about two competitions at the same time. i can only think about one at a time. now it's only the premier league for the next few weeks. >> a family spokesperson for muhammad ali said that the boxing legend has improved vastly after being hospitalized for a mild case of pneumonia. his team said that think appreciate the well-wishers and expect him to be discharged from hospital soon. ali also suffers from parkinson's disease, which he was diagnosed with in 1984.
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lebron james led his team past the grizzlies on sunday scoring 25 points to guide the cats to 105 to 91-point victory. the cavaliers have won eight of 9 last night homes game to move in against chicago for the central division lead. one of the largest sports stadiums in the united states has been blown up. it was brought down in the city of college station. it was part of a major refurbishment that are increase seating from 40,000 to 102,000. that is all the sport for now. >> jo, thank you very much. well, the diplomatic break
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through between the united states and cuba has led to mixed reactions in the cuban capital havana. there is hope that the new relations will bring opportunities, but years of mistrust have also left their mark. >> reporter: on a side street in central havana kids being kids, not a worry in the world. watching on the sidelines, they are anxiously wait in line for their chance to play. even at their tender age they have a view on what changes could come to their country with a promise of better relations with the united states. >> without this blockade we won't have to bring everything from china. maybe our school lumps will get better. everything will be modernized. >> reporter: most homes don't have internet, and they hope that will change so he can do
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man things that many other children take for granted. >> it will be better to connect with people abroad, send e-mails, like to my father, who has been living in the u.s. the past months. >> reporter: cuba for decades important decisions have been made by a small group of leaders. it is they who have shaped cuba into what it is today. but it's the cuban children, those so young they have no historical context of where the country has be been that could gain the most in the long term, especially if the blockade is completely lifted. either way they'll be the first generation that could be growing up in a new cuba. but that's i if they decide to stay. look everywhere around havana you'll see signs of americana in unusual places.
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>> for sure i want to live in the united states because it is better for my future. >> i want to visit the u.s. but i still want to continue to live here in cuba. >> as the sun sets on the famous city the boardwalk is looking to catch the last afternoon rays, even the youngest know full well that their country is entering uncharted waters. al jazeera, havana. >> an ukrainian artist is bringing inspiration from the country's east. shell fragments make good material for metal sculptures. now he and his team are hoping to make a war memorial from the materials. he said he got the idea when shells started landing around his home in the rebel-held city of donetsk.
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>> the world angerly reacts to the pakistani massacre of 130 school children. and a whole religion persecuted by isil. we'll hear from a woman whose emotional plea for help gained worldwide attention. i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this." those stories and more much ahead. >> the united states is changing its relationship with the